Solartopia

Now here’s a man with a vision, and he’s written it clearly into a new book.

Harvey Wasserman’s an old friend of mine from our commune days, and he’s never stopped working actively for a just, peaceful and sustainable world. He’s been a senior advisor to Greenpeace since 1990, and he is senior editor at freepress.org. His new book is: SOLARTOPIA! OUR GREEN-POWERED EARTH, A.D. 2030.

To save the Earth, are YOU a Solartopian?
by Harvey Wasserman
Free Press.org
May 29, 2007

In the global campaign to save the Earth, a shared vision is vital.

“Solartopia” foresees a democratic, green-powered 21st Century civilization. Our economic and ecological survival depend on it.

Technologically, the vision rests on four simple pillars:

1. Total renunciation of all fossil and nuclear fuels. In a sustainable, survivable future, they are a 20th Century pox, neither green nor clean.

2. All-out conversion to renewable energy, led by the “Solartopian Trinity” of wind, solar and bio-fuels. Mother Earth gives us the natural power we need.

3. Complete commitment to maximum efficiency, including revived and solarized mass transit and passenger rail systems. Our automotive “love affair” is a hoax.

4. Zero tolerance for production of anything that cannot be re-used or recycled, including chemical-based food. Solartopia is an organic, post-pollution world.

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